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Neonatal Small Intestinal Zygomyocosis Misdiagnosed as Intussusception in a Two-Day-Old Child with a Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24044628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neonatal mucormycosis is caused by fungi belonging to the class Zygomycetes. Clinically, it mimics necrotizing enterocolitis. We describe a case of 2-day-old baby who presented with abdominal distension and vomiting. A clinical diagnosis of intussusception was suspected. An exploratory laprotomy revealed gangrenous bowel wall and no intussusception or any gas-filled vesicles. Histological examination of the gangrenous segment showed transmural ischemic necrosis with fungal hyphae of zygomycosis. The baby is doing well postoperatively at a follow-up of 3 months. Hence, a high degree of clinical suspicion is important in neonates not responding to usual therapy or antibiotics.
Pallavi Agrawal; Uma Saikia; Subbaih Ramanaathan; Ram Samujh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal and pediatric pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1551-3823     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230972     Medline TA:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research , Chandigarh , India.
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